School & Group Catalog

Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 3-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Join world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough in a fascinating look at how some reptiles from the dinosaur age were able to defy gravity and soar through prehistoric skies.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-5 Topic: Physical

Students explore the laws of physics while playing with everyday toys.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-3 Topic: Life, Early Childhood

Explore the intriguing world of bats and learn the truth about one of the most misunderstood and beneficial creatures on Earth.

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Program: At Your School Format: Assemblies Grade Level: K-12 Topic: Physical, Early Childhood

Instructor Rhys Thomas of Jugglemania is a former Smithsonian artist-in-residence who takes juggling beyond physics to explore archaeology, chemistry, mathematics, and other sciences.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 4-12, Adult Topic: Life

Explore the great white shark’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-5 Topic: Life

Students explore the skeletal, digestive, nervous, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems, while learning how to take their own vital signs and keep their body healthy.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-8 Topic: Life

Get a bird’s-eye view of how hawks, owls and eagles survive in the wild. Includes an owl pellet dissection.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 4-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Beyond Earth, see how the existence of ice shapes the landscape and the natural systems on other planets and moons in our solar system.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-8 Topic: Life

Students use hands-on science to extract DNA and real forensic techniques to examine their own unique fingerprints.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-12 Topic: Tech + Engineering

Students build paper rockets and launch them with a high-powered air compressor, examining the effects of changing variables on their rocket's flight.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-5 Topic: Tech + Engineering

In this gravity-defying workshop, students are challenged to reduce a falling ball to the slowest speed possible through a maze of obstacles.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-1 Topic: Tech + Engineering, Early Childhood

Young engineers will experiment with sinking and floating objects, then use their new knowledge to solve creative challenges.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-12 Topic: Tech + Engineering

With just a motor, a battery, a marker and a handful of craft supplies, students are challenged to design and build a scribbling robot that can doodle all on its own.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-5 Topic: Tech + Engineering

After building their own cars, students alter their designs to achieve a series of impressive challenges.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-8 Topic: Tech + Engineering

Take your students on a wild ride with this workshop that lets them design and test their own marble coaster, complete with loops and jumps.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 4-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

See breathtaking images from the Hubble Space Telescope, experience the eventual collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, then sweep through the Valles Marineris canyon.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-8 Topic: Physical

Students become chemical detectives, investigating "mystery chemicals" and identifying them based on their unique properties, ranging from solubility to flammability.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 1-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space, Life

A breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 6-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

JERUSALEM immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-8 Topic: Physical, Tech + Engineering

Students study the nature of electricity by engineering circuits using generators, batteries, bulbs, motors and more.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 2-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space, Life, Tech + Engineering

An inspiring celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research and a vision toward our near-term future beyond Earth's orbit - a manned mission to Mars.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-3 Topic: Physical, Early Childhood

In this introduction to basic chemistry, young students study mixtures and chemical reactions involving changes in color, temperature and states of matter.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: PreK-12, Adult Topic: Tech + Engineering, Early Childhood

Laser light shows feature intense colors set to music ranging from Tchaikovsky to Pink Floyd.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 2-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Join these two courageous captains and their Corps of Discovery as they conquer raging rivers, bison-filled prairies, subzero temperatures and rugged mountains on an 8,000-mile journey to the Pacific Ocean and back.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 6-8 Topic: Life

Students explore major topics in biology, including metabolism, DNA, heredity, evolution and ecology over twelve consecutive sessions. Please note this program takes place over multiple days.

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